IS THIS the biggest beard in world football?
Hansa Rostock player Matthias Holst is currently sporting one of the furriest facial brushes seen on a modern professional footballer, after a lengthy lay off.
Holst has a superstition that he doesn’t shave if he misses a match.
And courtesy of a suspension and a long injury lay off, Holst hasn’t cut the fluff for more than a year.
Although he’s now available, he still missed out on pitch time in his club’s 0-0 draw against VFL Bochum last weekend – meaning the burgeoning beard has a stay of execution for the time being.
Can anyone think of a bigger footballing beard? Let me know in the comments.